Ivory Panel with Archangel

Byzantine panel with archangel, ivory leaf from diptych, c. 525-50, 16.8 x 5.6 x 0.35″ / 42.8 x 14.3 x 0.9 cm, probably from Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey), (British Museum, London)

The British Museum translates the text at the top of the panel as: “Receive the suppliant before you, despite his sinfulness.”

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Ivory Panel with Archangel," in Smarthistory, October 20, 2020, accessed October 4, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/ivory-panel-with-archangel/.